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Athens News Agency: News in English, 10-10-16

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  • [01] PM Papandreou in Larissa on Sunday
  • [02] Samaras in Egaleo, criticises PM
  • [03] Med climate change conference
  • [04] 'New policy needed'
  • [05] T-bills auction on Tuesday

  • [01] PM Papandreou in Larissa on Sunday

    Prime Minister George Papandreou will visit the city of Larissa in central Greece on Sunday and attend a meeting with local authorities focusing on social, developmental and farm policy issues.

    The prime minister is scheduled to address the meeting during which a speech will be delivered by the ruling PASOK candidate for the post of the regional governor of Thessaly.

    Speaking at a meeting between government, ruling PASOK party officials and party MPs in parliament on Friday, Papandreou stressed that "the fight is still on for both the country's salvation and change," adding that "we are getting positive messages but we are not out of the tunnel yet."

    He underlined that "we are on a better course" and that PASOK had saved the country from the destruction to which it was led by the preceding government of New Democracy (ND).

    The meeting was attended by government vice-president Theodoros Pangalos, Finance Minister George Papaconstantinou, ruling PASOK MPs and party cadres.

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    [02] Samaras in Egaleo, criticises PM

    Main opposition New Democracy (ND) leader Antonis Samaras sharply criticised prime minister George Papandreou on his intention to set up a parliamentary fact-finding commission on the economy that will investigate only the period 2007-2009, speaking in the Athens district of Egaleo on Saturday.

    Samaras also charged that Papandreou "believes that slandering the country and calling all Greeks corrupt is a political virtue", but "protects his own party by exempting the period under (PASOK former prime minister Costas) Simitis and the present government" from the fact-finding commission's inquiry.

    In doing this, however, the prime minister is not slandering only the country but his own party (PASOK) as well, Samaras warned.

    The main opposition leader pledged that ND will "search for and bring to light all the facts on those who slander the economy and contributed to the current situation, which has led the young people to unemployment, the shops to going out of business one by one and to national depression".

    Samaras said he will bring all the facts to light so as to give once again a "passport of hope to the youth and the citizens".

    In Egaleo to boost the ND-backed candidates in November's local government elections, Samaras toured the commercial center and spoke with residents and ship-owners

    The ND Political Committee meets on Sunday at the Peace and Friendship Stadium (SEF) to discuss the party's strategy for the local administration elections.

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    [03] Med climate change conference

    An international conference on Climate Change in the Mediterranean will take place in Athens on Friday, October 22, at the initiative of Greece's prime minister George Papandreou.

    The Mediterranean Climate Change Initiative conference will focus on ways to advance policies and actions to tackle the repercussions of climate change and for the transition to a viable deveopmental model.

    The conference will be attended by government leaders and members from Mediterranean countries

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    [04] 'New policy needed'

    Popular Orthodox Rally (LAOS) leader George Karatzaferis will hold an extraordinary press conference at the party headquarters at noon on Tuesday, regarding the dialogue for the Centre-Right.

    Karatzaferis visited Athens' commercial center on Saturday, accompanied by the LAOS-backed candidates in the upcoming local government elections.

    "We need a different policy that will give breath and hope to the people and the market," he said afterwards, adding that everywhere he went he saw glum faces, and was briefed by shopowners that the number of businesses closing down were increasing daily.

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    [05] T-bills auction on Tuesday

    Greece will auction a three-month Treasury bills issue on Tuesday, 19 October, seeking to raise 900 million euros from the market.

    The issue will be auctioned to the marketās primary dealers and settlement date was set Friday, 22 October, the Finance ministry said.

    The Finance ministry said the T-bill issue will be offered to private investors as well.

    Greece successfully auctioned a six-month Treasury bill issue last Tuesday raising around 1.5 billion euros at a reduced interest rate.

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